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Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Tailoring climate change messaging for conservatives could shift understanding of crisis: Study – ABC News

The key to easing partisanship on the topic of global warming may be in the way the messages are conveyed, according to new research. Tailoring online messaging and advertising toward Republican voters could shift their views on climate change, a…

Carbon Dioxide Driving Climate Change Increases – NPR

This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii. Measurements taken at the station in May 2021 revealed the highest monthly average of atmospheric carbon dioxide in human history. Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory…

Shawn Vestal: Warming climate driving wildfires higher into the mountains – The Spokesman-Review

We know that forest fires have been burning bigger and hotter, summer after summer. Now research shows they’re also burning higher – destroying forests in the upper elevations of the Mountain West that used to stay too cool and wet…

Texas Sen. John Cornyn calls climate change advocacy a ‘cult’ – The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON — In a departure from his typically measured rhetoric on energy and climate policy, Sen. John Cornyn derided concern about climate change as a “cult” during an energy summit in East Texas. “It’s pure fantasy. … This is part…

Methane and the mass extinction of species

by Andrew Glikson “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” Noam Chomsky (1998). The level of atmospheric methane, a poisonous gas…